Tanner Johnson

Tanner Johnson

Tanner Johnson is a cybersecurity analyst focused on IoT and transformative technologies at IHS Markit. His coverage is focused on examining the various threats that occupy the IoT technology domain, as well as opportunities and strategies that are emerging as data connectivity continues to expand.

Prior to focusing on IoT security, Tanner managed and contributed to a wide range of aerospace and defense forecast markets including services, intelligence, and cyber operations for Jane’s by IHS Markit. His passion for the cybersecurity market inspired him to seek out additional academic knowledge in the field, and led him to achieve a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity through Missouri State University.

Tanner has published several cybersecurity focused articles to Jane’s Intelligence Review, on a broad scope of topics ranging from quantum computing to digital forensics. He has extensive knowledge in information security, threat intelligence, malware investigation, as well as hacker techniques and incident response.

Tanner also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse as well as a Master's Degree in Defense & Strategic Studies from Missouri State University.


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Growing Cybersecurity Concerns Within the Industrial IoT (IIoT)
Growing Cybersecurity Concerns Within the Industrial IoT (IIoT)

Unfortunately, no vertical market has remained immune from the harmful aftermath of a successful cyber attack or data breach. The situation is only exacerbated with regards to the Internet of Things (IoT), as the sheer volume of these devices continues to grow with each passing year. The IoT device explosion has seen a proportionate growth of the cyber threat landscape due to the new attack vectors that many insecure IoT devices can introduce into the ecosystem. Furthermore, the industrial markets that comprise our critical infrastructure have routinely found themselves in the crosshairs of potential cyber-criminals and data thieves.

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Enterprise & IT
Defending the data, securing the IoT comes into focus at IoT World 2018
Defending the data, securing the IoT comes into focus at IoT World 2018

When it comes to the IoT, many organizations have a "connect first, secure second" mentality. The IoT World 2018 conference showcased many solutions to address this fundamentally flawed practice.

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Enterprise & IT
The IoT grabs a foothold at RSA 2018

Although seemingly overshadowed by discussions and focus surrounding AI and machine learning, cybersecurity for the IoT had established a substantive presence at the conference.

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Enterprise & IT
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